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4 NVIDIA ION powered notebooks compared, contrasted, rated

After almost two years of writing about netbooks with 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors, GMA 950 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drives, and Windows XP, the last few months have been pretty exciting. The low cost ultraportable space has expanded to include machines with CULV processors, NVIDIA ION graphics, and there are even a […]

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Samsung N510-4B with NVidia Ion now on sale at $599

Yet another Ion-powered netbook is now on sale – this time it’s Samsung’s N510-4B and has it listed at $599.99. It’s a solid performer, but what are you getting for just South of $600? Intel Atom N280 at 1.66GHz 2GB DDR2 memory 250GB SATA-II hard drive 802.11 b/g/n wireless Bluetooth 2.1 1.3 megapixel webcam […]

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Samsung N510 laptop with NVIDIA ION graphics up for pre-order

The Asus Eee PC 1201N isn’t the only NVIDIA ION powered ultraportable to hit the pre-order phase of its life cycle this week. Several stores also began taking pre-orders for the Samsung N510 recently. The Samsung N510 has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU and NVIDIA ION graphics. […]

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Samsung NC20 meets the Samsung N510: Battle of the 11.6″ and 12.1″ screens

We’re seeing a growing number of companies push out laptops with netbook-like specs and prices but larger screens. But what’s the optimal screen size for an ultraportable? Some folks say netbooks should have 9 inch screens, while others prefer 10. If you go up a size grade, the battle seems to be between 11.6 inch […]

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Samsung N510 with NVIDIA ION pushed back to October or later

Yesterday Lenovo announced it would postpone the launch of the NVIDIA ION powered version of the IdeaPad S12 laptop until after Windows 7 was available. Now I’ve confirmed that Samsung, the other major company with an NVIDIA ION laptop in the works, is making the same call. The company decided that the Samsung N510 performs […]